Asian owners and anxious fans: will they ever get along?

The public sale of the Suning’s shares in Inter Milan looks to signal the end of China’s brief love affair with football. The fact that one of the largest retailers in the world’s most populous country is seeking to divest its interests in Serie A’s champion in waiting highlights the economic impact that COVID has had, and suggests that even for the rich, owning a football club is a luxury that few can afford.

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